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Open Sky Community Services Respite Clinician (20 Hours) - South County in Southbridge, Massachusetts


USD $33.66/Hr.

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Description and Responsibilities

Respite is a short-term group living environment that provides treatment of intermittent crisis and stabilization for adults who are diagnosed with a mental health/substance use disorder. The goal of the Respite program is to work collaboratively with individuals to develop skills to maintain their independence in the community and to live a life that is not defined by their mental illness.

The clinician works as the provider and consultant for each person served as part of the multidisciplinary team. They s creen, enroll and complete intake documentation for individuals served and ensure timely completion of clinical assessments and treatment plans. They also provide clinical consultation to the program, staff and individuals served on an ongoing basis.

Other Key Responsibilities:

  • Assess individuals served for risk and oversee the development and implementation of Safety and Response Plans/Crisis intervention Plans.

  • Develop professional, person-centered relationships with individuals served and p rovide necessary clinical interventions utilizing evidence-based practice treatment models.

  • Provide modeling and training to direct care staff in relation to evidence-based interventions and monitor implementation in collaboration with program supervisors.

  • Collaborate with community providers, such as: Department of Mental Health, local hospitals/inpatient units, independent services providers, probation/parole and others.


Master’s Degree in Social Services field, experience working with adults with mental health challenges, a valid driver’s license, and acceptable driving record required.

Open Sky is proud to have a competitive compensation model for clinicians. In addition to FREE CEU’s and PAID licensure, clinicians are compensated in a range based on current licensure and experience:

Current Licensure

MCRT/Respite Starting Salary Range (Hourly)

Master’s Degree, no license

$28.85 - $29.33

Pathway to LMHC/LMFT

$30.29 - $30.77


$32.22 - $32.70

Independent License (LICSW, LMHC, LMFT, LADC I)

$33.18 - $33.66

About Us

At Open Sky Community Services, we open our doors, hearts, and minds to the belief that every individual, regardless of perceived limitations, deserves the chance to live a productive and fulfilling life.

Open Sky is on an anti-racist journey, committed to learning, living, and breathing inclusion, opportunity, diversity, racial equity, and justice for ALL.

At Open Sky, you’ll join over 1,300 compassionate and highly trained professionals who put innovative, evidence-based practices to work in ways that positively impact our communities across Central Massachusetts and beyond.

As a trauma-informed organization, Open Sky strives for transparency and sensitivity to the experiences of those we interact with. Self-care is encouraged, and we are committed to providing a positive work culture that is focused on continuous learning and the value of diverse perspectives.

Open Sky is proud to be an industry leader in pay and benefits. Open the Door to Possibility and begin your career with Open Sky today!

Benefits of Working for Open Sky Include:
  • Excellent Supervision (Individual and Group), Professional Development, and Training Opportunities

  • Generous paid time off plan – you start with 29 days (almost 6 weeks!) in your first year, including 12 paid holidays. Increases to 32 days in your 2nd year, and the current maximum is 43 days (OVER 8 WEEKS!)

  • We pay for your higher education! Ask about our Tuition Reimbursement Program, and reimbursement for a variety of Human Services certifications.

  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance with Prescription Plan

  • 403b Retirement Plan with Employer Match

  • Life Insurance (100% Employer-Paid)

  • Eligible employer for the Public Student Loan Forgiveness Program

  • And more!

    Open Sky celebrates diversity and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with federal and state employment opportunity laws, qualified applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, gender, national origin, religion, age, sexual orientation, disability, veteran, or disabled Veteran status.

Job ID2024-8751